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Rhode Island’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams

PROVIDENCE — There was a difference of opinion at a recent public meeting about the reconstruction of the dilapidated 6-10 Connector. Three national experts with highway-removal experience recommended prioritizing pedestrian mobility and local car trips. Rhode Island Department of Transportation director Peter Alviti expressed a commitment to accommodating local and regional trips on more equal footing.

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Rhode Island Transit Conference Focuses on Improvements

PROVIDENCE — Local and national experts recently convened at the Rhode Island Convention Center to discuss improving the state’s underused and underappreciated transit system.

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Rhode Island’s Bike Infrastructure a Disjointed Maze

In June 2012 complete-streets legislation was passed by the General Assembly. The law requires federal- and state-funded road-construction projects to consider bicyclists, public-transit users and pedestrians during the design process. The goal is to increase road safety for non-automobile users and, thereby, encourage people to use alternative forms of transportation.

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